|Hi Friend -
We have 8,500
signatures on our petition to Secretary of State Kerry
asking him to demand Israel cease settlement expansion -
can you sign
on today and get us to 10,000?
The big news
this week is the announcement that the Israeli
Government and Jewish Agency are going to spend at least
$300 million (!) to convince young American Jews to
overlook continued Israeli human rights violations with
a massive pro-Israeli hasbara campaign.
But we know
that money can't buy good PR as long as Israeli policies
deny Palestinians basic rights - and especially not with
tens of thousands of devoted activists like you working
the petition below to prove our power. It's critical
that we show how many people want to see real justice,
not just any series of meetings with the label "peace
-Rabbi Alissa Wise
Today for the first time in
years, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are sitting down for
formal peace talks.
you, we're monitoring these developments carefully.
we're distressed that on the eve of talks, Israel announced
1,200 new illegal settlements - continuing a pattern of
talking-while-building that stretches all the way back to Oslo.
So we've launched a new
petition to hold Kerry accountable, and we need your help to
Secretary John Kerry has offered a deeply cynical response:
instead of reminding Israeli officials they are on the wrong
side of international law, he asked Palestinians not to
doesn't sound exactly like an impartial broker to us.
us reach 10,000 signatures telling Secretary Kerry he needs to demand
that Israel cease settlement expansion immediately and prove
he's serious about a real peace process.
won't take a strong stand against settlements, there's no reason
to believe that this round of peace talks are credible. In fact,
pressuring Palestinians to make "hard compromises" while giving
Israel a free pass to violate international law makes things
Click here today: tell
John Kerry to prove he's serious about this process by taking a
strong stand against settlement expansion.
want peace - the kind that's just, legitimate, and lasting.
Rabbi Alissa Wise
Director of Campaigns